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Build Your Own Motion-Controlled Cabinet Lights

If you have a place in your house where the lighting is particularly bad, sticking a little LED light on the underside of a cabinet or on a wall is a great solution. If you want a little more control over the light, Hackaday community member Thomas Snow added in motion control.

Build Your Own Automatically Dimming Lamp With A Sleep Timer

Sometimes, it’s nice to have a light on as you get ready for sleep, but having it at full brightness is no good. Make shows how to build a self-dimming lamp with a built-in sleep timer.

Why Bias Lighting Increases Your TV's Contrast And Saves Your Eyes

Bias lighting can help reduce the eye strain caused by long exposures to TV screens and monitors in dark rooms, but it can also help make the greys and blacks on your screen seem richer.

Build A Simple Mini Flip Light In Under 30 Minutes

Lamps are easy to come by, but if you want to make your own, Make shows off an incredibly simple build that stuffs a flippable light inside a small jar.

Build A Spotlight With A Flashlight And A Magnifying Glass

If you need to do some serious nighttime spotting, you can make a powerful spotlight using a flashlight focusing light through a large magnifying glass.

Make A Motion-Triggered Night Light For Under The Bed

If you’re tired of bumping into things when you get out of bed in the middle of the night, this DIY project may be for you. LEDs mounted under the bed turn on when you get up or approach the bed, but only if the room is dark.

Make A Bike Light That Turns On Automatically In The Dark

It’s important to wear lights when you’re out and about on your bike, but if you’re the type who happens to forget to turn yours on (or off in the morning), Instructables user Solarcycle shows us how to build a light that turns on and off automatically.

DIY IKEA Metallic Fruit Bowl Lamp

We’ve seen IKEA lamp hacks in the past that use plant pots and bag holders. This one starts with a fruit bowl.

The Best Way To Position Your Lamps For Task Lighting

Proper lighting is one of the keys to working and reading without eye strain. This Old House offers a rule of thumb for placing lamps at the correct height for task lighting.

Make A Chandelier From IKEA Tealights

Want a touch of glittering lighting elegance on a Struggle Street budget? A ‘chandelier’ built from IKEA tealight holders might do the trick.

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